Flip Flop Redo

Wednesday, April 11, 2012



First off let me say that I am a big flip flop/sandal girl! I pretty much live in them as soon as I can in the Spring and for as long into the Fall season as possible (without freezing my feet off)

Last summer while on a walk with my son I literally walked right out of one of my flops. The between-the-toes piece broke and pulled out of the sandal. So I threw them in the stroller basket and walked home barefoot.While cleaning out the garage this past weekend I found them again and thought... "I can do something with those..." and in fact I did. 

First I cut the plastic straps off the shoe bottom.



As I mentioned in my Shoe Rack to Bookcase post I have a couple clothing refashion projects I'm working on. I cut up this dress for the bottom and had these top triangle pieces left over.




To make sure they fit over my feet the right way I threaded the fabric over my foot and through the two holes on the bottom first. When I had the fabric pulled through so that it would be the right size I clipped it with clothespins to hold and threaded the fabric between my toes and through the front hole and clipped that as well.



I didn't have enough fabric to make a good knot so I hot glued the fabric on all sides of the hole and covered each fabric filled hole with a large button to help fold the fabric in better. They are kind of clicky on hard surfaces but I'm sure that will wear off once I walk on them more.



These are super comfortable and I really like the little embroidered pattern.


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9 comments :

  1. Wow, that is so smart! They look really stylish and didn't cost you anything.

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    1. Thank you Shannah! Free is my favorite kind :)

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  2. Thanks so stopping by my blog and leaving sweet comments~ Let me know when you do a Peeps post- I would love to see what you come up with for another holiday!

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  3. Wow this was so creative! Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

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  4. Cute! Smart idea!

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking
    http://www.amotherseeking.com

    A Mother Seeking...

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  5. Wow this is so creative! What a good way to re created some old flip flops. I love flip flops too and would wear them all year round if I could! Thanks for sharing over at The Winthrop Chronicles.

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  6. So creative and clever -- a wonderful way of using what you already had! Thanks so much for linking up on busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Hope to see you again next week!

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  7. So smart! I would have never thought to put the buttons on the bottom, but it is really clever! Love how they turned out!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  8. Brilliant concept, yummy feet.

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